''Thelma & Louise'' and ''Lethal Weapon'' -- We break down the film's violent acts into numbers

By EW Staff
Updated January 10, 1992 at 05:00 AM EST
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Its critics howled that Thelma & Louise was a rabid, violent vigilante flick in which women blasted nearly every hapless guy in sight. But compared with your standard male buddy/cop movie — Lethal Weapon, say — Thelma & Louise is really relatively demure. We did some

THELMA & LOUISE
GUNSHOTS: 11
GUNSHOTS FIRED AT PEOPLE: 1
TOTAL VIOLENT DEATHS: 3
MEN: 1
WOMEN: 2
EXPLOSIONS: 1
CAR CRASHES: 4
TORTURE SCENES: 0
KICKBOXING FIGHTS: 0

LETHAL WEAPON
GUNSHOTS: 425*
GUNSHOTS FIRED AT PEOPLE: 300*
TOTAL VIOLENT DEATHS: 22
MEN: 21
WOMEN: 1
EXPLOSIONS: 3
CAR CRASHES: 4
TORTURE SCENES: 2
KICKBOXING FIGHTS: 1

*Figures are approaximate due to inherent difficulty in counting individual machine-gun bullets.

Lethal Weapon (1987)

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 110 minutes
director
  • Richard Donner

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